#b#Panera Bread#/b#, which has several restaurants around central New Jersey, will collect money through coin boxes through the rest of 2011 on behalf of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation. Panera also will match a portion of the donations.
#b#Walmart#/b# and #b#TerraCycle#/b#, a Trenton-based maker of products from waste packaging, have given $125,000 to New Jersey public schools through the companies’ Trash to Cash contest. The contest ran from October 1 to December 15 and collected more than 1.6 million pieces of packaging from 448 schools in the state.
#b#Pennington Fit Body Boot Camp#/b# recently kicked off its “Frowns Upside Down” fundraiser for CASA, a social and family services nonprofit based in Hightstown. The fitness studio will donate $100 to CASA each time someone signs up to participate in the program.
#b#Classics Used and Rare Books#/b# of Trenton recently announced that it donated $4,668 worth of books to kids in the capital city in 2010. In partnership with Children’s Futures, Classics raises store credit and money to make books available for Trenton kids. Monetary support came from Black Rock Financial, Capital Health Systems, Hutchinson, Weidel Insurance, and individual donors.